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New Israeli Settlement Construction Set for Approval

Israeli officials are set to approve permits Wednesday for the construction of hundreds of new settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem, in defiance of a landmark United Nations resolution calling for an end to such construction in territories seized by Israel from its Arab neighbors in the 1967 war. Israeli news reports say the Jerusalem District Zoning Committee is set to approve construction of 600 housing units, as part of a larger plan for nearly 6,000 new homes.   The widely...

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